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South Carolina A to Z
South Carolina from A to Z
Mon-Fri, 05:30 a.m.

Historian and author Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z.

South Carolina from A to Z is a production of South Carolina Public Radio in partnership with the University of South Carolina Press and SC Humanities.

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  • “F” is for Freed, Arthur (1894-1973). Film producer, songwriter. Freed became best known for his musicals with MGM as he helped to fashion and energize the studio’s popular musicals, including: Meet Me in St. Louis, Annie Get Your Gun, Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, and GiGi.
  • “E” is for Esquerita (ca. 1935-1986). Musician. Born Eskew Reeder, Jr., in Greenville, Esquerita was among the wildest musical acts to grace the formative years of rock and roll.
  • “D” is for Dixon, Dorsey (1897-1968) and Howard Dixon (1903-1961). Musicians. The Dixon Brothers, popular in the mid-to-late 1930s, composed many original songs on diverse subjects, including the life and labors of textile mill workers.
  • “C” is for Cayce (Lexington County; 2020 population 13,768).
  • “B” is for Berkeley County (1,098 square miles; 2020 population 235,987).
  • “A” is for Audubon, John James (1785-1851). Artist, naturalist, ornithologist.